Fourteen inch thick walls enclose this house built by Peter Guerrant, Jr. in 1854. Known as Seven Oaks, for the oak trees that surrounded the house, it had a room off the kitchen used as a holding cell for criminals and runaway slaves before transfer to the jail at Jacksonville (Floyd). Guerrant served as a Justice of the Peace 1831 – 1859 and served as Sheriff of Floyd County from 1840 to 1843.
An article written by Wanda Combs for the Floyd Press in 1980 can be found here.
To read Peter Guerrant’s Last Will and Testament, click here.